MTSU Blue Raiders vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (-4)
The Florida Atlantic Owls (5-6) will compete against the MTSU Blue Raiders (5-6) at FAU Stadium on Saturday. MTSU opens as 4-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 50.
The MTSU Blue Raiders come into this game with a record of 5-6 for this year. In their last contest, the Blue Raiders played the Old Dominion Monarchs and took a loss by a final of 24-17. Martell Pettaway was the rushing leader for the Blue Raiders with 13 carries for 57 yds (4.4 yds per attempt). Nicholas Vattiato finished 31/45 with 281 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 124.2 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Blue Raiders gave up 104 yds on 28 tries, which averages out to 3.7 yards per rush allowed. MTSU allowed 14 pass completions on 23 tries for a total of 237 yds, and a completion percentage of 60.9%. At the end of the game, they had 84 plays which gave them a total of 414 yards. The MTSU Blue Raiders ended up rushing 33 different times and amassed 101 yards, which earned them an average of 3.1 yards per attempt.
Regarding scoring points, the MTSU Blue Raiders are averaging 30.0 points per outing. As a team they are averaging 120.2 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 109th in the country. The Blue Raiders have tallied 3,911 yards in total for the year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, MTSU has totaled 25 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. MTSU has compiled 216 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 73 infractions for 644 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 20 different times.
When talking about passing yardage, the Blue Raiders have conceded 2,531 yds which puts them in 84th in the country. They have conceded 230.1 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 58.9%. During this campaign, they have surrendered 364.5 yards/game putting them at 66th in the nation. They have surrendered 18 touchdowns through the air and 17 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for an average of 3.8 yards per rush and 134.4 yards on the ground per contest on the campaign. For the season, they have given up 1,478 running yards through 11 games. The Blue Raiders are sitting in 83rd in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 26.6 points per game.
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The Owls come into this game with a record of 5-6 this year. In their last game, the Owls took a loss by a score of 52-17 against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. N'Kosi Perry (1 touchdown) ended the game with 213 yds on 19/28 passing while his QB rate was 129.3. He had 2 interceptions and his Y/A was 7.6. Johnny Ford carried the football 13 times for 43 yds, ending the game with 3.3 yds per carry for Florida Atlantic. Florida Atlantic rushed for 1.0 yards per carry, finishing with 25 yards on 26 attempts. The Owls finished with a total of 301 yards and they ran 69 plays (4.4 yards per play). The Owls pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 80.8%, surrendering 508 yds on 42 out of 52 through the air. Florida Atlantic surrendered 26 attempts on the ground for 100 yds (3.8 yds per rush).
The Florida Atlantic Owls maintain an average of 401.1 yards per contest, which is good for 70th in the country. The Florida Atlantic offense has racked up 699 yards of penalties on 83 violations, which has them sitting 19th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign to this point, the Owls have thrown for 2,654 yards through the air together with holding an average of 241.3 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 60th in the country. Regarding how much they score, the Owls are 80th in D-1 by scoring 26.2 points per game.
Florida Atlantic has given up a total of 1,758 yards rushing (159.8 yards per contest) and 17 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. They have surrendered 18 touchdowns through the air and 254.1 yards/outing, ranking them 112th in D-1. The Owls defense has been on the field for 771 plays, which ranks them 102nd in college football. The Owls are surrendering 25.6 PPG, which has them 76th in the nation. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 282 total points.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls -4
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